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Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kyvie Tan started to learn the violin and piano at the tender age of 4. Her debut as a solo artist was with the Cerita Sinfonica ensemble in 2016 at the age of 12 performing the renowned Bach Double Violin Concerto for 2 violins in D minor alongside her sister, Kylie Tan. Later on, she performed the Bach with two other orchestras, namely Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre String Orchestra and Selangor Philharmonic Youth Orchestra in 2017 respectively. Her latest solo performance was with the Philomusica String Orchestra on the first movement of Brahms’ Violin Concerto in June 2022.

Tan had the opportunity to be interviewed and featured in many media platforms like the local Malaysian channel TV9 “Nasi Lemak Kopi O” with Upin and Ipin in 2014 and TV3 Malaysian local news in 2019, accompanied with several interviews with the BFM Radio 89.9 in 2017 and with the Riverwest Radio WXRW 104.1FM of Milwaukee, United States in 2020. Other media features include the China Press Newspaper in 2017. Tan also recorded her first music album “Hope” taking part as the violinist for Calvary Music and Creative Arts in April 2019.

Having had the honour to perform for Malaysia’s crown prince of Selangor, Tun Tengku Amir Shahibni Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shahin for his birthday celebration back in 2016 and with the wife of Malaysia’s former prime minister (Tun Mahathir bin Mohamad), Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah throughout 2014-2018 are also one of the highlights of Tan’s music journey. Following that, Tan had the opportunity to serve as concertmaster under the Emmy-nominated Belgian composer and conductor Sir Dirk Brossé in 2017 and with conductor Kevin Field in 2018.

Tan obtained and completed the Licentiate Trinity College London (LTCL) Diploma in Violin Performance in June 2018 with distinction and Grade 8 Trinity in Piano with distinction in June 2017. She has now completed Foundation in Music majoring in classical violin at UCSI University in Malaysia under the UCSI University Trust Scholarship award in 2019 and her Bachelor of Music Performance degree in Sunway University under the Tun Siti Hasmah Scholarship award in 2023. She is now pursuing her Masters in Music in UCSI University under the UCSI University Trust Graduate Scholarship award. Other awards include the Trinity London Award of Excellence for violin Grade 6 and 7 as well as the gold award for Euroasia Violin Competition in Open Category: Junior Division in 2015.

Tan is very active in the local music scene and is currently serving as concertmaster in the Selangor Philharmonic Orchestra (2014-present), a member in the Penang Symphony Orchestra (2016-present), and the Philomusica String Orchestra (2018-present). She is also a former member of the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (2017-2022), Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Orchestra (2013-2020), Permata Seni Muzik (2014-2017), Symphonia Fantasia String Ensemble (2014-2018), and Clap and Tap Children Orchestra (2010-2013). She has also been invited as a guest musician for University Putra Malaysia Symphony Orchestra (UPM) in 2016.

In addition, Tan participated in the 2022 Clazz International Music Festival in Italy and the 2023 2nd International Chamber Music Academy in Germany. Tan’s music journey spans not only locally but she also widely performs internationally as well in China (Xi’An, Yuncheng, Beijing and Xiamen), Indonesia (Jakarta), Italy (Arcidosso), Germany (Ochsenhausen) as well as in prestigious concert halls including the Dewan Filharmonik Petronas in KLCC Malaysia, Esplanade Hall in Singapore, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall in Hong Kong, Bibliothekssaal Bad Schussenried and Bibliothekssaal Ochsenhausen in Germany.

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